Sunday, February 13, 2011

Faux Twitter: Goldfish

(Babysitting Grandsons)


2:00 pm    Decided to drive to WalMart to purchase goldfish for my grandsons as a reward for

good grades (my oldest grandson) and good behavior (my youngest grandson).



2:10 pm    Moved car seat from one car to another.

2:20 pm    Decided it was a cruel and unfair intelligence test.

2:25 pm    Decided to sing songs in car. Began singing Old McDonald.

2:30 pm    Looked in rear view mirror. Grandson had hands over his ears.

2:35 pm    Switched to phonics lesson.

Me: fi-fi-fi-fish.

Grandson:  fi-fi-fi- BISH.

2:45 pm    Pulled into WalMart parking lot.

Realized (too late) that the day before Valentine’s Day is not a good day to buy fish.

3:00 pm   Asked Grandson if he wanted to buy Valentine cards.

He said  “YES.   I LUB Mama, and You, and Nona, and the Tias, and Milo (daughter’s pug).”

I became energized and determined.  

I would NOT fail. Off to the fish we went.

3:15 pm  Wal Mart fish person ‘fishes’ out three tiny goldfish and bags them.

3:16 pm   Slight meltdown when grandson says ‘No not those- I want THOSE.’

3:30 pm   Arrive at register.  Place bag of fish on conveyer belt.

3:35 pm    Pay and turn to leave.

Checker panics and says “M’am!”

“Hold the bag of fish above your head. If they go through the scanner at the exit , it will kill them!”

3:36 pm    Started laughing, raised bag of fish above my head, and grabbed a sweet little hand.

Life is good!



trash talk said...

I have an image...and I'm laughing my head off at it! Work it girl!
What we do for the love of those grand babies!
BTW...I bought Bella goldfish too...the edible kind...her favorite!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Very cute...and true!

Pondside said...

Only a grandmother has these experiences!

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From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

What a nice memory you made this weekend. Be sure to let us know how the goldfish are coming along.

Sharon@Keen Inspirations said...

What a sweet story! Life as a grandmother...I love it!:-)
Have your thoughts turned to gardening yet this year?

NanaDiana said...

LOL...Did you hold those babies high and boogie out of the store? Most people wouldn't know WHY you were doing that (I would not have) and thought..WOW...Look at that crazy lady with the fish and the kid- Bwhahahaha xxoo Diana

Theresa said...

SWEET Memory made right there at Walmart:) Enjoyed traveling along with you! Happy Valentine's Day dear Laura! HUGS!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Cute post. :) I did not know that about the scanner and fish!
Have a great week.

Brenda Pruitt said...

I loved this! So cute and fun to read! The only Twitter I will be reading too. Faux tweet as much as you like and I will read yours!

Deb said...

I wish we could watch the walmart video...has to be are such a wonderful grandmother....

Beeutiful by Design said...

Love! Have an awesome week~Jennifer

Terry Lee said...

oh laura! what a funny and adorable story ... and yes, a precious memory to tuck away in your heart! love it!

i too believe that car seats are v. cruel and unusual punishment. i thought that when i was a young mother. i can't imagine how i'd manage them now, at my age ... but i'd like to find out. no, i don't have grandchildren yet! :(

happy valentine's day to you and yours! hope you have a great week ... looks like the texas weather is going to settle down for a bit.


Sue said...

Okay, I must be dense- taking fish through a scanner when you exit the store would have killed them? I don't get it. Are you talking about a scanner that detects CD's, DVD's, etc. that haven't had that electronic strip removed? Please enlighten this poor girl! LOL
~ Sue

CHERI said...

Wish I'd been there to see all that...especially the fish over the head thing! Never wuld have known a scanner could kill a fish!

Lea @ CiCis Corner said...

This was just great and worth lots of laughter. I can just picture it all in my mind.

Always fun when I stop by! Blessings!

red.neck chic said...

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm gonna be watching for you in the Wal Mart from now on...

;-D robelyn


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